The mayor of Davenport has decided two terms are enough. Wednesday night, Frank Klipsch told the city council he will not be a candidate for re-election next year.
In his announcement, he said Thanksgiving had reminded him how important his family is, especially his grandchildren, and that all the time he spends on city business keeps him away from them.
The next city election isn't until next November, but Klipsch says it took him a year to decide to run in 2015. So he wants to give potential candidates that much time to consider running, and then prepare their campaigns.
In his announcement he says "I want to be clear that I remain energized, excited, and fully committed to continuing to serve as your Mayor throughout all of 2019." Then in 2020, he'll think about new ways to serve the community.